Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 31 2014

Harrow Leisure Centre Open Day – February 8, 2014

Join the Big Family Challenge and get moving at Everyone Active Harrow Leisure Centre, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Harrow Council, is throwing open its doors on Saturday 8th February in a bid to help families get active. The centre is hosting a day of free family fitness, fun and prizes from 10:00-16:00 …

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Jan 30 2014

Council Housing Shortage? What Housing Shortage?

Harrow Council are selling off (at least) one of their properties by auction very shortly. With a guide price of just £250,000, 51 The Gardens is located off Pinner Road (A404) which in turn runs into Greenhill Way. The property itself is situated on the west side of The Gardens, at the road’s junction with Blenheim …

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Jan 29 2014

Harrow Council puts pop art on its bin lorries – but with a serious message

A COMIC book treatment – but Harrow Council is deadly serious about its message to clean up the borough. The North London council has created a ‘blitz team’ whose job it is to target particular eyesore areas plagued with dumping and graffiti. The council – with apologies to Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol et al – …

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Jan 28 2014

Harrow’s young people called to stand for elections

Harrow Council is calling on young people to stand for the 2014 Youth Elections which take place from February 10 to February 14. It is an opportunity for those aged 11 to 18, and passionate about issues affecting young people to help get their voices heard by key decision makers. Supported by Harrow Council’s Electoral …

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Jan 28 2014

Bob Blackman MP Praises Work of Local Homeless Shelter

Harrow East Member of Parliament Bob Blackman paid a visit to one of Harrow’s homeless shelters, run by the FirmFoundation charity. The charity has grown to accommodate the increasing numbers of single homeless across Harrow, with FirmFoundation receiving 143 referral’s since April 2013 and opening four night shelters in the area since 2010. Historically the …

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Jan 28 2014

Harrow’s Diamond Jubilee: A Letter from the Mayor

Dear Editor 2014 started brilliantly with Harrow coming third in the London New Year Day Parade. In this year of our Diamond Jubilee, it is an exciting start and if we can keep hope alive and see the cup half full, it will be a really great year for Harrow. In 1954, when we were given borough …

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Jan 28 2014

Harrow Council 2014-15 Budget: Consultation a Piss Take

Harrow Council is due to pass its budget at a meeting on the 25th February, 2014. You can offer your views on the budget here, until March 31, 2104. Note this is exactly one full month after a decision will be taken, so it’s a bit of con asking for your views once they’ve decided …

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Jan 28 2014

Council Scraps Minuting Public Q&A at Meetings

If you’ve ever been to a Harrow Council Cabinet meeting, you’ll know that the most interesting part (nay, the only interesting part) is the Q&A from Councillors and the Great Unwashed Public. Originally capped at 15 minutes for each segment – and Cllr Hall, since taking over the administration, has realised the value of these, …

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Jan 28 2014

Memo to Cllr Hall: Heads you Lose, Tails you still Lose

The deceptively-named Harrow (Racial) Council for Justice have decided the Cllr Susan Hall, who has been a continuing target for their “vile diatribe” over the years have issued yet another of their “newsletters” berating her, yet again: We have been effectively exposing the local Conservative group’s veiled opposition to the Hindu school at the Teachers …

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Jan 28 2014

Cllr Akhtar: Don’t Want Friends

Our good friend, Cllr Husain Akhtar, has decided to updated his website this weekend, to remove any links to his Twitter profile and Facebook page. Clearly, he’s decided that stepping back from constituent engagement is the right thing to do. The links, which could be found in the bottom mucous-green coloured footer on his page, …

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